Arts and crafts are a massive part of what’s on offer at Avant. We sell such locally produced pieces of art from Café Gallery. The displays are updated and changed every month and may be previewed at our Art Preview Evenings. The preview evenings give customers an opportunity to view and purchase before these lovingly produced, unique works go on sale to the general public.
Our courses are run from a building separate to the main shop. These courses are organised and run by local artists and are aimed at beginners and those with more experience alike.
Course providers and regular exhibitors at Avant include:
Judith Herring – Art of Applique, restoration of furniture
Sue Chisnall-Sumner – Encaustically Waxed, Freely Stitched
Rosie Rimmer – Snowdrops and Snowflakes watercolour painting for beginners, Painting on Silk, Rag Rugging
Jacky Edmunson-Mott – Kids Crafts
Sandra Raby – sculptor and jewellery designer
Look out for adverts of the latest courses in the shop, sign up for our e shots or follow us on facebook/ twitter if you would like to express any interest in these or any other areas.